Gems: Taaffeite - Zircon

3.02 ct. Chrome Tourmaline

3.02 ct. Chrome Tourmaline

377.00
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  • Color: Dark Very Slightly Bluish-Green

  • Clarity: Eye Clean

  • Origin: Tanzania

  • Cut: Rectangular Step

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 10.6 x 6.5 mm

A very scarce larger example of a true chrome Tourmaline - this material is exceedingly costly and it is quite easy to pay nearly as much as you might for a fine Tsavorite.  The color is very pure, though with the larger size and step cut it does come across as quite dark. The stone is completely clean and thus would be candidate for a slight recut to bring out more brilliance - if you wanted to apply some radiant style facets you would likely be well rewarded given the cost here. Red under a Chelsea filter - the classic test for the presence of Chromium. 

$125 / carat - $377 total